October 16th, 2012 by Barclays
Guernsey charities have until the deadline of Friday 19 October 2012 to apply for the Barclays Champion Charities Awards.
The annual awards programme offers funding for local charities and the opportunity for them to partner with Barclays to work towards achieving their goals.
The awards are open to registered charities based in Guernsey and national charities that have a Guernsey branch. Only projects that benefit the local community will be considered for the awards.
Twelve Guernsey charities received a share of £30,000 distributed for the 2011 awards.
In a change from 2011, the 2012 awards will be aiming to help charities working in a specific area: improving life, financial and entrepreneurial skills in the island’s young people.
However, Barclays are still happy to receive and consider applications from charities that do not meet the new strategy.
“The judges will consider applications from any local charity, for any amount, even if they don’t specifically cater for young people, but in particular we are looking for those that meet our key aim to support, our future generation which spans from children up to younger adults in their mid-thirties,” Paul Woodland, Barclays head of local markets, and a judge on the awards panel, said.
Along with Mr. Woodland, this year’s judging panel is made up of Sue Markham from GBG magazine; Julia Church, Head of Wealth Advisory at Barclays; Shaun Green, deputy editor of The Guernsey Press; and Sharon Baudains from Barclays.
“We’re looking to receive applications from charities to support specific projects that will benefit the community, whether that’s purchasing a new piece of equipment or updating the charity’s premises, it doesn’t matter how big or small the project is,” Paul Woodland said.
“The awards are a great opportunity for charities to receive funding for these projects but also to receive practical support from Barclays which can include staff involvement, sharing business skills or mentoring to help progress their work,” he said.
The entry form can be downloaded or entry forms are available to collect from the Barclays branch on the High Street, St Peter Port; or the Barclays office at Le Marchant House, St Peter Port, or by email from sharon.baudains @barclays.com
The Champion Charities Awards will be presented to the chosen charities at an evening reception on Thursday 15 November 2011.
A similar scheme – Barclays Community Awards – is also run in Jersey and will see a similar amount donated to charities in the island.